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Garden party to benefit Connecticut Choral Society

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The Connecticut Choral Society will be getting a boost this weekend amid the blooms in Southbury. A Garden Party Gala is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. at the Pine Meadow Gardens, 237 Old Waterbury Road, to raise funds for an endowment for the chorus. The group hopes to raise $10,000 to establish the […] [Read More]
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Woodbury inn featured on ‘Hotel Hell’

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Gordon Ramsay heads to the quaint town of Woodbury, to Connecticut’s oldest inn, The Curtis House, on the Sept. 1 episode of FOX television’s “Hotel Hell.” Ramsay is greeted by managers and siblings, TJ and Chris, whose constant bickering and disrespect for one another is not only tearing their relationship apart, but is bringing the inn […] [Read More]
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Best of Broadway and more in Danbury

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The Arnie Gross Trio, with vocalist Caroline Chanin, will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with a concert on Sunday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m. at the Richter Arts Center in Danbury. The trio and Chanin will perform a program of the best of Broadway musicals, selections from the American Songbook and other popular musical classics. Arnie […] [Read More]
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Bestselling author Wally Lamb to talk about latest work at Wilton event

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Bestselling author Wally Lamb is expected to make a stop at the Wilton Library on Wednesday to discuss his latest book, “We Are Water,” a tale of a modern American family as it copes with changing social mores, emotional upheavals and the need for connection. The talk will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lamb, […] [Read More]
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Fairfield native Brian Petchers directs Soulja Boy video

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Filmmaker and Fairfield native Brian Petchers has added another notch to his already impressive resume, directing the music video for rapper Soulja Boy’s latest single, “In My System.” The colorful, trippy visual takes “the viewer into Soulja’s world for a few minutes,” capturing the “Crank That” emcee in the midst of a classic sip and […] [Read More]
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Jason Derulo playing Connecticut this fall

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Fresh off his performance of “Wiggle” and “Talk Dirty” at the Teen Choice Awards, Jason Derulo is embarking on a tour that includes a performance at The Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets which cost $35, go on sale Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. via Live Nation. […] [Read More]
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‘Annie Get Your Gun’ on stage in Bethlehem

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“Annie Get Your Gun” is on stage in Bethlehem this weekend and next, presented by Clay & Wattles Theater Company. The show’s set, seen above, was designed by Woodbury artist Matt Wood, a master muralist. His design features Western motifs and a portrait of Sitting Bull, who was a friend of Annie Oakley’s and performed […] [Read More]
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‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ exhibit at Stratford’s FTS Gallery

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The in-house tattoo artists from Stratford’s FTS will be displaying their latest artwork in an exhibition, “Home is Where The Art Is,” at the gallery starting this week. The exhibition, which ranges from 3D installations and skateboards to wood burnings and oil paintings, opens with a public reception on Saturday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m.-midnight. As […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: Italian Ice in Southwestern Connecticut

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Our next installment of ‘Best of Summer’ focuses on a cold summer treat that comes straight from southern Europe: Italian ice. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place to get Italian Ice in Southwestern Connecticut. If you don’t see your favorite place listed in […] [Read More]
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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan is bound for home

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During the past three months, the Charles W. Morgan has pulled into numerous ports up and down the Northeast coast, but this week it is headed home. The last wooden whaleship in the world, at the tail end of its 38th voyage, is set to dock at Mystic Seaport’s Chubb’s Wharf on Aug. 6, when […] [Read More]